Rheinischer Verein of Milwaukee

​​Current Events

Radio

  • Continental Showcase with Bob Ziebenbein on Joy 1340am
    • First Saturday of the month. Rheinischer Verein has a radio spot from 1:45–2:00 p.m. Let your friends know and enjoy some nice music!


Meetings:


Our Events: Pre-order tickets for our events here.​​

  • Maskenball 
    • Date: Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 
    • Location: Bavarian Beirhaus
    • $10 admission for all except reigning Prinzenpaar​.
      • Reserve a table for 8 for $70 ~ includes admission for all eight! Bring paper or phone receipt. 
    • Doors open at 6pm, music by Alpine Blast starts at 7pm. Special performances by the Muller Fasching Verein, and the SMZ Fanfahrenzug. There will be a kid's corner with activities. 50/50 raffle. Come dress up in costume and you could win one of three prizes!
    • Extra special guest performance by some very special MEN!
  • Kehraus
    • Date: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
    • Location Bavarian Bierhaus
    • $5 admission for all except reigning Prinzenpaar
    • The funeral procession of the spirit of Karneval. It is the end of the Karneval season where activities are laid to rest. You won't be crying at this funeral. Jokes are told and if you laugh, you have to donate money. Doors open at 6, music starts at 7pm. Special performance by the Muller Fasching Verein. 
  • German Fest 2020!
    • Friday - Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26, 2020
    • 40 Year Tradition!
    • Contact us to see how you can volunteer for this epic event that you won't want to miss! If you are a college student, you can even be entered into a scholarship drawing! Plus you get free parking, free admission, and food vouchers for the day you volunteer!
      • ​Those over 21 can help serve Beer and Wine at several bars throughout the fest.  
      • Volunteer in the Culture Tent where you can help educate the different cultures throughout Germany and the various Milwaukee German clubs
      • Volunteer with the Entertainment Office where you can either chill in the AC in the office or meet and drive some bands from one stage to another.
  • Opening of Karneval Season 11/11/2020
    • ​More details to come on where to celebrate with us!


Other German Culture Events​​​​​​​​ 

  • DCS Schlactfest
    • ​Saturday, January 25th, 2020. Dinner at 6pm.
    • Location: Sacred Heart Church
    • ​Traditional Menu of Schnitzel, Sarma, Bratwurst, Blutwurst, Dumplings, Mashed Potatoes, Red Cabbage, Including traditional homemade dessert specialties. 
    • Music by Phoenix Band of Chicago with a special performance by the Muller Fasching Verein
    • Re reservations, please contact Eva Artmann at 262-784-3199. Tickets are $25 each and advanced payment is required. 
  • Karneval in Cincinnati!
    • Saturday, February 1st, 2020 at 7:11pm
    • ​Location: Radisson Hotel in KY
    • $20 per person. To make reservations for the event, please call Maria Geers at 513-508-7794. Their theme is “Enchantment Under the Sea!”
  • Spielmanzug's Maskenball
    • Saturday, February 8th, 2020
    • Location: Best Western Plus
    • ​Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm. Music by The Austrian Express. Admission is $12. Costumes encouraged, to be judged on creativity and how they reflect the theme "Karneval am Broadway." Costumes can be related to musicals or plays. 
  • Mullers Descend on Chicago Hofbrauhaus
    • Date: February 15, 2020
    • ​​Location: Hofbrauhaus
    • Details: Muller's are unleashed and cause chaos downtown Chicago. Come join for a night full of food, beer, and lots of fun as they unravel their 500-year tradition.
  • Minnesota Spielmannzug Kostuemball
    • ​Date: February 15th, 2020. Doors open at 6pm
    • ​Location: Envision Hotel
    • Details: Get out of the cold to re-use your Halloween costumes and join us for a costume contest with prizes, silent auction, pizza, with live music by the Bill Koncar Band. There will be a crowning of the 2020 Kinder Prinzenpaar. Pizza included in the ticket price of $30.00. There is a cash bar. For tickets call 651-779-7585.
  • Chicago Rheinischer Verein Maskenball / Karneval Samstag
    • ​Saturday, February 15th, 2020. Doors open at 6:11pm and the event starts at 7:11pm until 1 in the morning!
    • Location: Donauschwaben Hall in Des Plaines, IL
    • Details: J​oin us for Karneval’s most celebrated event. Throw on a costume and join us for a vacation-themed evening filled with excitement, entertainment, and craziness only the Germans know how to bring to Karneval. Music by Phenix. Food and drink: Schnitzel buffet dinner catered by Himmel's for $20, must be preordered
    • Special guests will include 2020 GAMGA Prinzenpaar S.T. Prinz Robert Ludwig I. and I.L. Prinzessin Hildegard II from Rheinischer Verein
    • Admission is $25 advance or $30 at the door, 18 and under are $15 advanced or $20 at the door. Contact Amiee Sweet at 847-966-1586 or asweet014@gmail.com
  • Chicago Rheinischer Verein Rosenmontag
    • Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 6:11pm
    • Location: Dovetail Brewery
    • Details: The party doesn’t end with the Maskenball. Another fun-filled evening awaits around the corner with a night filled with a variety of live entertainment by Phenix. Witness top performances by the Rheinischer Verein’s Fanfaren and Amazonen. Full food and drink menu available to purchase. Admission is $20 at the door. 
  • Fat Tuesday by Jerry's Old Town 
    • ​Tuesday, February 25
    • Location: Jerry's Old Town
    • Details: Come out for food, and laughs as we celebrate the end of Fasching and welcome the warm weather to come. Special performance by the Milwaukee Mullers
  • ​Spielmanzug's Lumpenball
    • Saturday, March 7th, 2020
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm. Music by The Alpine Blast. Clothes are tattered and torn. Pockets are empty. Prizes awarded for best dressed Hobo. 
  • Group Trivia Hosted by UDoM
    • ​Saturday, April 4, 2020
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • Join this great night of fun, friendship, and trivia! See our Registration form on our website: https://bit.ly/30jOa8w 
    • 5pm Registration/Table set-up begins. 6pm Trivia Game Starts
      • Feel free to bring your own table snacks. NO alcohol carry-ins.
    • How does it work? $100 per Team entry (Up to 10 people) OR $15 per single individual. Entry includes FREE pitcher of beer or soda (1 pitcher for every 4 players on a team)
    • Compete in a 2 half, 9 round game of trivia. Large gift baskets awarded for top 3 teams! Prize for best team table decor (BE CREATIVE!) Prizes for all players! 50/50 Raffle! Proceeds from this event will go toward costumes, travel expenses, and group needs for the UDoM Kinder and Kultur groups. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of members who enjoy sharing the Donauschwaben culture with the public through dance, song and German language.
    • Questions? Call 262-510-8556 or email udomkinder@gmail.com
  • BGTV D'Lustigen Holzhacker Baum
  • Spielmanzug's Bockbierfest
    • Saturday, April 25th, 2020
    • Location: Hart Park Pavillion ​7300 W. Chestnut Street, Wauwatosa
    • Doors open at 5pm, Music by The Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band. Come eat, drink, dance and have fun!
  • Maiball hosted by United Donauschwaben Milwaukee
    • Saturday, May 9, 2020
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • The Jugendgruppe cordially invites you to their traditional spring dance! Our youth dancers wear their best formal wear and deliver an elegant performance after crowning the new May Prince and Princess. Cocktail attire suggested.
    • Doors open at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm. Dinner will consist of Schnitzel, Hungarian Bratwurst, Potatoes and Gravy, Coleslaw, Bread and Butter, and Homemade Desserts. The Jugend will perform at 7:15, Music by Alpine Blast will start at 7:45pm.
    • Admission is $25 for non-members, $20 for UDoM Members, 12 and under will be $15. ​For ticket reservations, please contact Karen Schmieder at 262-547-1347
  • German Fest 2020!
    • Friday - Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26, 2020
    • 40 Year Tradition!
    • Contact us to see how you can volunteer for this epic event that you won't want to miss!
  • Chicago German-American Oktoberfest
    • ​September 11, 12, and 13, 2020
      • Friday, September 11 from 5pm to 11pm. Opening ceremony at 8pm
      • Saturday, September 12 from Noon to 11pm. Parade at 2pm. 
      • Sunday, September 13 from Noon to 10pm. German Mass Service starts at 11am. 
    • Free admission. German hospitality in two large tents. Good food, beer, and wine served every day. Three bands playing for your entertainment. 
  • 75th Anniversary & Kirchweih Celebration
    • October 18, 2020
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • More details to come!
  • Krampusnacht 2020
    • ​Saturday, December 5th
    • More details to come!